Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"Hamlet thinks it's annoying when your uncle marries your mother right after your dad dies."

After another blogger's mention of Sarah Schmelling's book Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float, I happened to see it available on the new release shelves of the library. It turned out to be a mostly funny book that needed a bit more creativity and a little more brevity.

A couple of the sections are pretty funny but others are derivative and fall a bit flat. I only read the sections that were about authors or books that I am familiar with so as not to spoil plots of books I plan to read in the future. Even in these there were references that I didn't get. And yet some of the gags were just too easy -- like turning Juliet into an emoticon-abusing, "hawt"-spouting ditz. I would have appreciated something a bit smarter. And some bits were rather smart so I know that it was possible -- which is why I think this book might have been a bit too long. I wish I could share some of the funny bits with you but I'm not sure what you have read and I don't want to be a spoiler either.

Wondering if today's authors will have their real Facebook pages mocked in the future,

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